Building Worker First Supply Chains Conference
Thursday 28 September 2017
Impactt turns 20 in 2017. Join the Impactt team, workers from the global supply chain, practitioners, experts and industry leaders at our one-day anniversary conference.
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Dexter Dias has been instructed in some of the biggest cases of recent years involving human rights, murder, crimes against humanity, terrorism, war crimes and genocide. His distinctive rights-based style of advocacy, marked by a passionate commitment to fundamental freedoms and social justice, resulted in his winning the TMG award for Outstanding Contribution to Advocacy and Justice, and being finalist in Liberty and JUSTICE’s prestigious Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award, short-listed by a panel of judges including Baroness Hale of the Supreme Court. He was nominated for “his outstanding commitment to the rule of law and justice for all; for his deep devotion to ensure that the voices of the weakest in society are heard.” He has been instrumental in changing the law to better protect young women and girls at risk of FGM and works internationally on human rights with victims and survivors of abuse of institutional power and harmful social practices.
Author of The Ten Types of Human, Dexter has addressed some of the most difficult questions in human behaviour, giving a pioneering examination of human nature. It looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, excavating the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. It begins in a courtroom and journeys across four continents and through the lives of some exceptional people, in search of answers. Mixing cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is at once a provocation and a map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are – and who we can be.
Dexter will be reflecting on this ground-breaking research and what this means for labour standards and the social psychology of supply chains.
Over the last 20 years, supply chains have lengthened and deepened to encompass every corner of the world, bringing wealth and opportunity to some and disempowering others. We stand at a crossroads of globalisation – how can we ensure that supply chains become a net positive for people at both ends of the chain, rather than a driver of inequality and dissatisfaction?
Every person in your supply chain stands to be part of the solution. Yet despite advances in both brand thinking and technology, many voices still go unheard, with valuable ideas lost or hidden from view. Impactt’s 20th Anniversary Conference, Building Worker First Supply Chains, will tackle this head on.
Through lively conversations and interactive workshops, we’ll explore how to strengthen your supply chain by empowering workers and suppliers to voice their ideas, engage in meaningful collaboration, and lead the way to positive change.
Join us for a solution-focused day of discussion and knowledge-sharing with brands, suppliers, factory workers, farm labourers, contractors and more, as we celebrate two decades of making what’s good for business good for workers.
Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH
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